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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Gay Street Development
« Reply #175 on: July 17, 2015, 11:40:11 AM »
Edwards proposing $40M project at Gay & High
By Brian R. Ball, Staff Reporter
Columbus Business First - July 17, 2015, 6:00am EDT


An Edwards Cos. unit plans to develop a $40 million apartment and retail complex on North High Street in downtown Columbus.  The Eclipse Real Estate Group affiliate is proposing 25,000 square feet for retailing as well as 164 apartments in a six-story building in a long-awaited project between West Gay and Long streets.  Eclipse plans to take its concept to the city Downtown Commission on July 28.

The project would include three levels of parking – one of them underground – and unspecified future development above parking and retail structures at the corner of North High and West Long streets.

Developer Rick Day welcomed the prospect of filling what he called a “big hole” created by parking lots along North High Street.  “That’s going to be awesome,” said the principal of the Day Cos., which owns several historic properties near the site.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2015/07/17/edwards-proposing-40m-project-at-gay-high.html

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Gay Street Development
« Reply #176 on: July 17, 2015, 01:42:11 PM »
I'd like it to be taller...but I'm not going to lie, it doesn't look terrible.
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Gay Street Development
« Reply #177 on: July 17, 2015, 02:09:10 PM »
Edwards needs to think bigger. 6 stories on High St at this location is not enough. 164 units is not enough. 25k sqft retail along an entire city block is not enough.

IMO, the setbacks and open courtyard to reduce its appearance are unnecessary and inappropriate here. Downtown buildings should emphasize their mass and density, not shy away from it like projects in Clintonville do.

It's better than the current surface lots, but still a missed opportunity given the potential and prominence of the site. I hope the DT commission encourages them to do more.

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« Reply #178 on: July 17, 2015, 02:34:58 PM »
I would also like additional height, especially at the corner of Gay & High, but I will of course take this over the huge parking lot that is there. Eventually if downtown parking lots keep getting redeveloped with these projects the buildings will have to grow taller.

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« Reply #179 on: July 18, 2015, 11:44:52 AM »
More about this from CU.  Includes a ground floor plan showing locations of retail, leasing office and parking garage:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/edwards-submits-plan-for-high-street-between-gay-and-long-bw1
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Gay Street Development
« Reply #180 on: July 19, 2015, 10:18:13 PM »
Perhaps that rendering does not show the entire plan, omitting the towers that will be placed on the shown podium...  :wink:

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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Gay Street Development
« Reply #181 on: July 28, 2015, 03:56:24 PM »
New downtown hotel under consideration along High Street



Edwards Cos. went before the Downtown Commission on Tuesday seeking reaction to its plans for a $40 million apartment-and-retail complex along North High Street in Columbus.

What the developer didn't show during the conceptual review of the proposal is what may go above the retail and parking section of the complex at the corner of High and Long streets.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/07/28/new-downtown-hotel-under-consideration-along-high.html
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Gay Street Development
« Reply #182 on: July 28, 2015, 04:31:05 PM »
There is no proposal for a hotel, there is not even a commitment to a hotel. There is an 'if a hotel is included' and that is all. If there is no hotel, they will tack on another 75 or so units on to the empty two floor segment that will exist at the Northern end of this development. Meaning this will have the same number of units at the same height and on approximately the same area as Highpoint. Hey it is Columbus, it is 'good enough' though. JMH(disappointed)O.

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« Reply #183 on: July 28, 2015, 05:56:26 PM »
^^ More about the Gay & High proposal presented to the Downtown Commission earlier today:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/high-street-mixed-use-development-received-well-by-downtown-commission

It was up for conceptual review only.  The developer stated that they plan to return to the Downtown Commission sometime in the next 60 to 90 days for approval.  They also hope to break ground on construction by the end of the year and expect the project to take 21 to 24 months to build out.
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« Reply #184 on: July 28, 2015, 06:44:15 PM »
^^ More about the Gay & High proposal presented to the Downtown Commission earlier today:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/high-street-mixed-use-development-received-well-by-downtown-commission

It was up for conceptual review only.  The developer stated that they plan to return to the Downtown Commission sometime in the next 60 to 90 days for approval.  They also hope to break ground on construction by the end of the year and expect the project to take 21 to 24 months to build out.

I saw it there first, and already left my opinion there thanks.  (Assuming the ^^ was directed towards me).
It is disappointing, but better than 4 plus decades of surface parking lots and I will take it over that(and hope for higher density nearby in the future).
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« Reply #185 on: July 28, 2015, 07:46:49 PM »
The ^^ was just indicating an update/additional article to ColDayMan's post.  But no problem either way.
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Gay Street Development
« Reply #186 on: November 18, 2015, 08:53:19 PM »
Work is proceeding on two of the corners at Gay & High:

-- One East Gay (4-story building at the southeast corner of Gay & High) - http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-starts-on-one-east-gay-development-downtown
  • According to the developer, Sprint )which occupied a portion of the first floor before the fire) will reopen in that location once the renovation is complete.  Orange Boy, a customer intelligence software and services firm, will occupy the second floor.  And a lease is in the works for the third floor office space.  Two or three apartments are planned for the fourth floor.
-- Citizens Building (9-story building at the southwest corner of Gay & High) - http://www.columbusunderground.com/forums/topic/edwards-co-planning-apartments-at-gay-high/page/18/#post-1093352
  • The above link shows some night-time photos of the renovation.  Ground-floor retail and 65 apartments on the upper eight floors are planned for the building.
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Gay Street Development
« Reply #187 on: November 18, 2015, 08:54:00 PM »
While at the other end of Gay Street:

Downtown apartment building sold
By Brian R. Ball, Staff reporter - Columbus Business First
Oct. 22, 2015, 2:55pm EDT


An apartment building near the Columbus College of Art & Design has sold to a joint venture between a Columbus investment firm and a suburban Detroit investor.  The 69-unit Abigail property at 369 E. Gay St. sold to Abigail Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Columbus-based Peak Property Group and M Group LLC of Birmingham, Michigan.  The price paid to the seller, an affiliate of developer Daimler Group Inc. of Columbus, was not disclosed in the public record.

The new owners have an eye toward repositioning the property.  M Group Principal Ira Mondry told me the building offers a “great location” with its proximity to CCAD, Columbus State Community College, Franklin University and Capital Law School.  While the Abigail primarily has attracted students attending the downtown schools, Mondry said it also has non-students.  “We’re going to convert it exclusively to student housing” as leases expire, he told me.

MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/10/22/downtown-apartment-building-sold.html
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Gay Street Development
« Reply #188 on: November 18, 2015, 08:54:37 PM »
And the Lomonico's opened next to the Domino's in the building at 340 E. Gay Street.  CU has some photos at http://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-lomonicos-on-gay-street:

The building still doesn't look like much on the outside:


But it's actually pretty nice on the inside now.  Both of these views look toward the glass garage doors which open to the outdoor patio:

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« Reply #189 on: November 18, 2015, 09:15:34 PM »
Back at Gay & High - the Edwards project proposed for the parking lot at the northwest corner was approved by the Downtown Commission yesterday.  CU has a report about this and the latest rendering at http://www.columbusunderground.com/gay-and-high-development-bw1:



The six-story mixed-use project calls for 176 apartment units, three levels of structured parking and about 25,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.  This developer is hoping to start work on the site in January, with a goal of final completion by late 2017.
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« Reply #190 on: November 18, 2015, 10:56:46 PM »
Better than the last rendering.  Wish it were taller.
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« Reply #191 on: January 30, 2016, 12:14:36 AM »
Funky new 'parklet' coming to Gay & High downtown



Even downtown Columbus’ eclectic Gay Street corridor hasn’t seen the likes of this.

A colorful wooden ‘parklet’ will be built in one of the public parking spaces at the northeast corner of Gay and High streets, providing passers-by and Cafe Brioso diners a quirky place to hang out – or perhaps snap a photo.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2016/01/first-look-funky-new-parklet-coming-to-gay-high.html
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« Reply #192 on: February 21, 2016, 09:29:46 AM »
-- The Moonlight Market will be returning to Gay Street for a fourth season in 2016 on every second Saturday from April through October:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/moonlight-market-returns-to-gay-street-for-2016-season

-- And MM's success is spawning a Sunday daytime version.  The Gay Street Collaborative Business Association will also produce the Sunlight Market every third Sunday between April and October in 2016:  http://www.columbusunderground.com/sunlight-market-event-series-to-bring-more-retail-shopping-to-gay-street
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« Reply #193 on: February 21, 2016, 09:31:03 AM »
Back at Gay & High - the Edwards project proposed for the parking lot at the northwest corner was approved by the Downtown Commission yesterday.  CU has a report about this and the latest rendering at http://www.columbusunderground.com/gay-and-high-development-bw1:



The six-story mixed-use project calls for 176 apartment units, three levels of structured parking and about 25,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.  This developer is hoping to start work on the site in January, with a goal of final completion by late 2017.

Edwards Companies is finishing out the rest of the above High Street block from Gay Street to Long Street.  A six-story building with 56 additional apartments and additional ground floor retail is planned for the southwest corner of Long and High.

http://www.columbusunderground.com/more-apartments-proposed-for-corner-of-long-and-high-downtown-bw1

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« Reply #194 on: February 21, 2016, 08:45:44 PM »
Again, wish it were taller but I do like it.
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« Reply #195 on: July 21, 2016, 10:14:40 AM »
The Edwards' Gay and High project is finally under construction - shoring work is ongoing.

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« Reply #196 on: July 21, 2016, 10:21:00 AM »
^ Great news that it's underway.  Thanks for the update.
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« Reply #197 on: September 06, 2016, 11:42:45 AM »
Late August 2016 construction photo of the Edwards Gay & High apartment project from http://www.columbusunderground.com/construction-roundup-august-2016:

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« Reply #198 on: September 06, 2016, 11:43:02 AM »
This project was included in a January 2016 Columbus CEO article that looked at multiple projects planned or on-going near these parking lots along High Street from Long to Gay streets:

http://www.columbusceo.com/content/stories/2016/01/vision-2016-high-street-to-develop-downtown-power-center-in-former-forgotten-stretch.html



That article included the above map about these projects in the area listed by project developer:

A) Citizens Building -- Renovation of the historic 9-story office building at the southwest corner of Gay & High into 65 apartments with ground-floor retail space.

A) High Street Parking Lots -- 232 apartment units, three levels of structured parking and ground-floor retail space from Gay Street to Long Street.

B) One East Gay -- Renovation of a fire-damaged 4-story building at the southeast corner of Gay & High into new retail and office space.

B) Madison's/White-Haines Building -- Renovation of existing buildings into 30 apartments with ground-floor retail space.  Possible second phase for a new 12-story building with 100 apartments and parking garage.

C) 56 E. Long Street -- Renovation of a condemned 500+ space parking garage.

C) 31-55 W. Long Street -- Renovation of three buildings into 34 micro-living apartment units.

D) Atlas Building -- Historic 12-story office building at High & Long renovated into 98 apartments with ground-floor retail space.  Proposal to add ground-floor retail, 100 apartments and a parking garage on adjoining parking lot is pending.

E) 34-38 W. Gay Street -- Renovation of 3-story office building into ground-floor retail and offices of Reagan Purcell Architects.
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Re: Columbus: Downtown: Gay Street Development
« Reply #199 on: November 01, 2016, 10:09:48 AM »
^^ Photo of the Edwards apartment construction site taken during last month's Columbus Marathon by http://www.columbusunderground.com/video-2016-columbus-marathon.  The below-grade excavation now extends along the full High Street block from Gay Street to Long Street:

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« Reply #200 on: December 13, 2016, 07:11:12 PM »
Pricing Released for Rehabbed Units in Citizens Building at Gay and High

Pricing and floor plans have been released for the Edwards Companies’ 63-unit renovation of the Citizens Building on the southwest corner of Gay and High streets Downtown.

Prices for the apartments range from $1,120 for a studio to just over $3,000 for a three-bedroom unit on the ninth floor.

Kim Ulle of Edwards said that the plan is finish up interior work on the building in early 2017, but no exact timeline has been released in terms of the first residents moving in or new businesses opening up. Representatives from Veritas Tavern in Delaware have confirmed plans to relocate the restaurant to the Citizens Building, but no further details have yet been made available.


http://www.columbusunderground.com/pricing-released-for-rehabbed-units-in-citizens-building-at-gay-and-high-bw1

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« Reply #201 on: February 17, 2017, 01:28:20 PM »
Construction activity has picked up at Gay & High. A pedestrian tunnel is underway beneath W Gay St. and the crane arrived this week. The weather certainly isn't slowing anything down...



I've mentioned it in other threads but watching this worker at the tip of the crane made me nauseous!

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« Reply #202 on: February 17, 2017, 04:49:43 PM »
Construction activity has picked up at Gay & High.

Um, okay I'll risk the reprimand...

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« Reply #203 on: February 17, 2017, 05:59:29 PM »
Construction activity has picked up at Gay & High.

Um, okay I'll risk the reprimand...

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I feel the same way about this project and its progress, FWIW...

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